Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Father's Day, a busy week ahead, & Meet Me on Monday

This past Sunday was Father's Day.  Would you believe that I let a Father's Day go by without taking pictures??!!  Well, believe it, because that's exactly what happened.  Rich had to work on Father's Day, so after church Sunday morning we drove up to his station to spend a few hours with him.   When we got there,  I took my camera out to take a photo -- only to find that I had left the batteries on the charger AT HOME!  So needless to say, no Father's Day photos were taken that day.  I feel bad about that, but there's not much I can do about it now.

So in honor of Father's Day, and to show my love and appreciation for the father of my children, here are some of my most favorite photos of Rich with the kids, through the years:


I don't know that I'll have much spare time to blog this week.  It is the last week of school and there's a school function (or two or three) scheduled for each day of the week.  End-of-the-year classroom parties, 5th grade teacher vs. students baseball game, awards ceremonies, a Kindergarten carnival, etc.  I'm completely booked and stretched to my limits as far as schedules go.  I tell you I will be glad when this week is over!  I see plenty of beach days and pool days in our near future ~ and days without schedules!   That's what I love about summer ~ no schedules!  

I've joined the "Meet Me on Monday" blog hop, hosted by Java over at Never Growing Old, and here is how she explains it:

"Blogging  is a funny thing...we tell our most intimate thoughts for all to read  and yet most of the time I find myself sitting and wondering, "who is  this person!?"  I know them...but yet I don't know them!  I want  to know who the person is behind all those words so I thought of a great  way for all of us to "meet" each other!

Every Sunday 
Never Growing Old will post five get to know you  questions that you can copy and paste into your own Monday post and we  can all learn a little more about each and every one of us!!"

and here are this week's "meet me" questions, with my answers:

1.  What feature of the opposite sex do you notice first?
I think I notice first how he is dressed.  I remember when I first met Rich (at a night club) I was not attracted to him right away simply because of how he was dressed!  I know that sounds snobby, but I have to say it's true.  He had on jeans with snake skin boots, the kind with the pointy toe. Ugh!  Totally not my "type" at all.  But yet...something prompted me to say YES when he asked for my phone number that night :)
2.  Do you talk to yourself?  Not out loud, no.  But in my head? all the time!

3.  What is your current relationship status? Married for 19 years
4.  Do you have a garden?  No...but I wish I did.  I keep meaning to plant one.
5.  What is your favorite licorice flavor?  I only like RE VINES.  I love getting the BIG tub that they sell at Costco!

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  1. Hi Katrina, thanks for following my blog! You have a gorgeous family, and 19 years of marriage is wonderful. I loved the collage of photos, it's a beautiful representation of a daddy through the years.

    Have a blessed week!

  2. Hi there! Following you back via GFC & Networked Blogs. Thanks for following.

    Never liked red vines myself. Twizzlers are fat free too but have quite a few calories and sugars.

  3. Hi Katrina!!

    My hubby is a fan of those red vines, too. Congrats on your 19 years!!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog:)


  4. Hey! Thanks for visiting my blog! I LOVE your pictures!
    Dianne @

  5. Beautiful Pictures!!! You are a blessed Lady! Have fun this summer and I hope you can go schedule free!

  6. I enjoyed your answers especially the first one. Thank you for visiting Bears at Home and finding something worthy to have you become a follower.
    44 years is just unfathomable to me but it is true. I'm sure you feel the same about 19 years. We've had an empty nest now since 1993. The years since have passed too quickly.
    You have a beautiful family.
    Mama Bear

  7. I love your photo college. What a great idea! I am not a licorice fan in general. My parents always fed us chocolate licorice on vacation--yuck!